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Jul
22
2011

Clearwire Expands NY/NJ WiMax Coverage – Network Now Reaches 12 Million Locals

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Sprint, Clearwire and Time Warner Cable today announced that the companies have expanded coverage of the companies’ Mobile WiMax network into the following new New York and New Jersey communities: Alpine, Bayonne, Elizabeth, Fair Lawn, Newark, Paramus, Secaucus, Union, NJ; and Hartsdale, New Rochelle, New York, Rockville Centre, Yonkers, NY. According to Clearwire, the expansion brings connectivity to an additional 91,363 people, with the NYC-area network now covering 11,927,000 area residents. Time Warner Cable offers […]

Jul
19
2011

Millicom offloads Colombian towers

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The operator and tower firm believe a collocation model provides them with significant value through capex savings and time to market advantage Developing markets operator Millicom International Cellular, said Monday that its Colombian subsidiary had agreed to sell 2,126 cell towers to America Tower for $182m in cash. Millicom-owned Colombia Móvil will transfer the towers to a newly formed Colombian operation called ATC Infranco. Following the deal, Millicom and Colombia Móvil’s other shareholders will have […]

Jul
19
2011

Verizon Wireless expands LTE to 28 additional markets

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Verizon Wireless has added another 28 markets to its LTE network taking the total to 102 Verizon Wireless, the US operator, has announced that it has extended its LTE network to an additional 28 markets, taking the total number of cities the network covers to 102. Areas now enjoying LTE include Colorado Springs, Portland, Oregon, and Honolulu. Verizon Wireless was the second US operator to launch LTE in the US after MetroPCS, but the first […]

Jul
18
2011

Broadcaster to map UK mobile coverage

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Coverage varies dramatically between cities and rural areas The UK’s public service broadcasting organisation, the BBC, has announced that it is to create an independent mobile coverage map of the UK, working in partnership with network analyst firm Epitiro. The broadcaster has developed an Android app in conjunction with Epitiro that, when downloaded by consumers, will feedback data on the availability and strength of signal at different locations throughout the UK. Earlier this year, UK […]

Jul
18
2011

Verizon and AT&T LTE phones will be incompatible

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Verizon and AT&T phones will not interoprate in LTE mode Verizon Wireless has confirmed that its 4G  phones will not work on other US LTE networks, according to a report from PC Mag. Executive director of corporate communications Brenda Raney expalined that the incompatibility was due to the phones operating on different frequencies, dashing the hopes of those who may wish to have switched from Verizon to AT&T’s forthcoming LTE service. Like Verizon, AT&T will […]

Jul
18
2011

Olaf Swantee to head up Everything Everywhere

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Olaf Swantee will replace Tom Alexander France Telecom executive Olaf Swantee was on Monday announced as the incoming CEO of Orange and T-Mobile UK joint venture Everything Everywhere, effective September 1. Swantee will replace Tom Alexander, who has stepped down citing “personal reasons”. Alexander has been in the role just over a year, formerly chief of Orange UK, then Everything Everywhere following the merger in July 2010. He will support Swantee until the end of […]

Jul
18
2011

Analyst: AT&T, Verizon Face Uncertain Future – As the SMS Cash Cow Heads Out to Pasture

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A few years ago, you might recall that Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett declared that despite the SMS cash cow and soaring voice and data profits, the wireless industry was supposedly “collapsing,” and that the whole industry was “grinding to a halt.” Three years later and Moffett is still apparently trying to send incumbent wireless company stocks tumbling, telling Business Week that despite their soon domination of close to 80% of the retail market (not […]

Jul
18
2011

U.S. LTE to Be More Restrictive Than Previously Thought – As Verizon Confirms AT&T, Verizon LTE Phones Not Compatible

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There have been several recent articles written about the news of Verizon’s and AT&T’s network not being compatible, with Verizon’s network running mostly in the 746-787MHz range, while AT&T’s will operate primarily in the 704-746MHz range. Verizon’s spectrum only slightly overlaps AT&T’s, and a Verizon spokesman has confirmed LTE devices won’t play well with both networks. This along with MetroPCS and Lightsquare’s network also not being compatible could result in the US having at minimum […]

Jul
13
2011

IPv6 transition stalled by lack of motivation

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Ovum has identified a ‘head in the sand’ attitude to IPv6 The telecom industry’s call to action over the adoption of IPv6 is falling on deaf ears in the enterprise space, according to analyst research released on Wednesday. Analyst house Ovum has identified a ‘head in the sand’ attitude prevalent among corporations with regards to the deployment of IPv6, a new addressing standard essential to future growth of the internet. The recent World IPv6 day […]

Jul
13
2011

AT&T unveils first LTE terminal devices

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AT&T has revealed its LTE devices ahead of its actual network launch AT&T, the US network operator, has revealed the first devices that will be available for its forthcoming LTE network; a USB dongle and a mobile hotspot device. The USB dongle is called the USBConnect Momentum 4G and will offer plug and play installation of the AT&T Communication Manager software, and will also provide access to the operator’s wifi network. The mobile hotspot device […]

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